Call of Duty: Elite to feature video series

"Top Hollywood talent to create linear video content" for Activision's online service inspired by Modern Warfare 3; launch date for series unclear.

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On Monday, Activision officially unveiled Call of Duty: Elite, a supplementary online service to Call of Duty games. Now, the London-based newspaper the Guardian reports that Elite will feature a new transmedia aspect--a video series based on the first-person shooter series.

Call of Duty: Elite features a Hollywood-produced video series.

"We have engaged some top Hollywood talent to create linear video content that will be exclusive to Elite members," Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg told the Guardian. "That content is inspired by Call of Duty."

It was unclear if the series would be live-action or animated, and Hirshberg declined to clarify. "We're not going to give much more detail until we have something to show," he said. "That'll be later in the year."

When it launches alongside Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on November 8, Call of Duty: Elite will be an online service with both free and premium aspects, although Activision has declined to say which aspects of Elite's array of features will be gratis and which will cost. However, the company has outlined many of the service's features, including cross-game player profiles, social networking and group/clan formation, leaderboards, video sharing, competitions for in-game and real-live prizes, and training tools to improve players' performance. GameSpot's first look preview has more details on Call of Duty: Elite.

Discussion

91 comments
ageadi
ageadi

-XBL Gold Membership $60.00 -MDW3 $65.00 -Superfluous extra content that should have been included online even more $$$$$$$ -Switching over to BF3 and watching the greedy c***suckers in charge get fired over not hitting sales quota due to a ridiculous idea? Priceless.

wawasjohn
wawasjohn

any one hear the bbc2 viet song

Hotsora
Hotsora

Funny video but tooooo long

DekaRyan46
DekaRyan46

They Reposted this like 10 Times.... Who The Hell Is Spamming Me This In My Email!?

jpl83061
jpl83061

@Codester_41 it's office mates not maids....

Codester_41
Codester_41

"imagine flag football with all your office maids but if the annoying guy in HR is like, 'hey man, what're you doing this weekend?' you can just SHOOT him in the neck!" Guy's pretty funny, I like this! If there was a thumbs up for the video, I'd give it 2 thumbs up

Frosty192
Frosty192

@Ronnie_Rim HELLS YEAH haha :P

Dx-Entity
Dx-Entity

@Tokugawa77 Lol yeah, seriously... RC cars, crossbows... what's next Nerf guns? Spitball shooters? Marbles on the floor?...

dxy592
dxy592

Played and loved CoD4, skipped WaW, played MW2 for a month and quit, played Black Ops for 3 months and quit...please oh god please infinity ward make the multiplayer butter smooth. You guys have the balls-to-the-wall campaign locked in. Now you just have to playtest the HECK out of the multiplayer before you release it. Otherwise...I will be a sad panda who sheds tears over the awesomeness that was CoD4, which, DESPITE its flaws, kept me playing for 6 months straight.

SopranosFan
SopranosFan

It has nothing to do with whether multiplayer will remain free. It is the fact that this franchise makes I believe billions of dollars every year but that isn't good enough for Bobby Kotick's greed. He wants to milk a few more million out any chance he gets and if people keep buying it then he will keep milking it. I am sure millions of people will still buy it but I hope that nobody buys it. I WILL be buying Battlefield 3 this winter and will not buy MW3. Oh yeah call me a fanboy if you want but I only own BFBC2 and actually didn't get it until the Ultimate Edition came out but I own COD 2, 4(MW), 5(WAW), 6(MW2), and 7(BO).

0ld_sch00l
0ld_sch00l

So... You want me to pay for XBL, your game, AND a monthly/yearly fee for some extra content that probably should be there in the first place? WHAT THE F**K?!

CnsrshpIs4Noobs
CnsrshpIs4Noobs

Also NOBODY has said that you need to pay for multiplayer! If you check the link at the bottom of the article, it clearly reads that MULTIPLAYER WILL REMAIN FREE. oh, and bring on the fanboy negs ;)

CnsrshpIs4Noobs
CnsrshpIs4Noobs

Grrr, I like both CoD and Battlefield but all these damn fanboy comments are making it real hard to like BF(the choice of most fanboys)!

demondogx
demondogx

i just noticed that last article about this had in the headline ''mw3 multiplayer still free'' its kinda sad when you have to worry about the multiplayer being free for any game that isent a mmorpg especially when you are already paying 60$ for it

Madgnad
Madgnad

Although they made this video funny, there's no way that I would pay for this service. I already have to pay for my internet, electricity and utilities, why would I dish out extra money on top of that? There's a reason why I've never played World of Warcraft.

Ronnie_Rim
Ronnie_Rim

Yeah . . . You guys can go get milked by Bobby while I'm playing my massively superior Battlefield 3.

Tokugawa77
Tokugawa77

It's funny because everything they showed when he was "playing" multiplayer is evrything that I hate about Call of Duty. Spawn campers, remote control cars, crossbow bs (in fact he even said "what the hell is this? the middle ages?" which is exactly how I feel it's modern timesz for Christ sake)

voldo25
voldo25

This was in the Wall Street Journal and basically from what they were saying is that Acticision is going to charge a monthly fee for playing the game online but all of the DLC is free with this service. GameSpot isn't mentioning everything.

lm316
lm316

milk this, milk that...ffs Activision

Dx-Entity
Dx-Entity

Where's the dedicated servers? Step up or sit down. Battlefield 3 will crush you into worm food.

DroidPhysX
DroidPhysX

@jarofdirt882 over/under is 2 hours.

BAD-C0MPANY
BAD-C0MPANY

Nobody gives a f*ck and they will suck anyways.

SopranosFan
SopranosFan

I was kind of on the fence about whether to get Battlefield or COD so I would really like to thank Activision for making my decision for me. There is no way I am going to support a company with a decision as greedy and stupid as this.

jarofdirt882
jarofdirt882

And how long would it be until those "Exclusive" vids are all over Youtube?

NoLifeGamin
NoLifeGamin

As if the MILLIONS of sales Activision gets from Modern Warfare wasn't enough.....

RLgun
RLgun

i like turtles

alexfrica
alexfrica

there is nothing more annoying than a bunch of puccy crying over game who gives a fxxx if u like gay battlefield they are both good game is real simple if u dont like it dont buy it stop bxxchxxng and complaining about mw cause in the end still a good game along goes battlefield end of story so now wipe ur va j j j .............

munje
munje

Wow my more crap to pay 4. Gay

giantming
giantming

I'm drinking chocolate milk btw

oklahoma228
oklahoma228

So Activision wants to do what Bungie is doing, but charge for it. And EA Sports is doing the some thing, but just gives you what you used to have for free.

blueman55
blueman55

Activision u r greedy. U wont c a penny of my money Mr Postman.

SpyronDJ
SpyronDJ

What the HELL we PAY THE GAME???? So we have to bought the game, pay the NETWORK, pay to PLAY ONLINE... UberGamer44... YOU ARE RIGHT... it's time to say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

cyclonebw
cyclonebw

I love how in the video they acknowledge spawn camping and moch it but continually put it in their games..

UberGamer44
UberGamer44

PAy for the game pay for the subscription pay for the cable bill pay for live now this.. what are we rich. we need a coalition fast this has to stop....

super600
super600

Couldn't Activsion think of better ideas then some video series to include in the monthly fees.

mydolph
mydolph

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jasonzilla11
jasonzilla11

@Renegade194 No, buddy. You're not the only one who likes and plays both games. I'm super glad that at least another person isn't a person who thinks that you should either play 1 game, or the other. BF3 and MW3 both look like amazing games, and I can't wait for them, too.

Renegade194
Renegade194

You know, everyone is bashing Call of Duty and jumping on the Battlefield bandwagon, which is fine. However, am I only one who thinks it's totally fine to like both games? Call of Duty is an arcade-type shooter, which is fast paced and fun, whereas Battlefield is meant for players who like more realistic shooters and team work. I love both and cannot wait to play Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 this fall.

jnw93
jnw93

it will be on youtube in sec's

Ashman555
Ashman555

This looks awful and pointless...

bezerk114
bezerk114

ACTIVISION THE UTTER IS DRY YOU CANT MILK IT ANYMORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

slowdrum13
slowdrum13

so they're charging for video sharing? the same video sharing that bo does for free?

foxrock66
foxrock66

Meh. Like it wont all end up on youtube

salvucci91
salvucci91

ugh..I'd be pumped if this was Battlefield Elite

Virtual_Erkan
Virtual_Erkan

If I were them I would add these feature: - Classic: weapons from WW2 and maps from CoD W@W - Cold War: 70s weapon with CoD Black Ops map - Modern Warfare: most update weapon and maps from MW1 and MW2 I am not that fond for Black Ops' multiplayer mode, I prefer MW2.